When we see someone with a cavity, or if a tooth sustains damage or even becomes lost, then you need repair. To offer this with precision and accuracy, we opt for restorative dentistry, offering custom fillings, crowns, and more. In today’s blog, your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist talks about our approach to restorative dentistry.
Your Restorative Dental Consultation
Our team will conduct a detailed examination during your consultation visit. We will take a close look at your teeth and smile with digital x-rays, so we can assess the health of your smile and the extent of your restorative dental concerns. From there, we will create a treatment plan to correct these concerns and offer a stronger and more attractive smile as a result. We have a host of restorative dental treatments, from lifelike fillings to dental implants.
When you have a cavity, we can often offer treatment in only one visit to bring relief and prevent the onset of infections or tooth loss. We will first numb your tooth and then gently remove the decay from your tooth. We clean your tooth and apply the filling material. Instead of metal, we use composite resin, which we can shade to blend with the teeth and look natural. We then cure the material as we sculpt and mold the tooth. The last step is to polish it for a brighter appearance. In one visit, we can offer natural-looking treatment for cavities. The same material can also address cosmetic issues with a tooth’s shape and color in a dental bonding procedure.
What if you have a more substantial case of tooth decay, or a tooth that has stains, cracks, chips, or serious breakage? For these issues, we could place a crown. This full restoration covers the visible portion of your tooth and can be shaded to look natural and blend with your smile. Crowns can also lengthen worn down teeth and improve overall bite function and chewing capabilities. They can even aid in tooth replacement too! We opt for materials like ceramic to ensure they look natural but also provide a durable chewing surface.
Root Canal Therapy
If a tooth is infected, then we could offer a root canal to remove the tissues from the tooth before the infection kills the tooth and spreads to other parts of your smile. We then clean the interior of the tooth and add a special restorative material. The last step is to cap the tooth with a crown. This brings instant relief from painful dental infections, and helps protect your smile as a whole. We use sedation and anesthesia to ensure the procedure is a comfortable one.
If you have between one and three missing teeth in a row, then our team could fill the gap and prevent complications of untreated tooth loss. A dental bridge is a prosthetic with new teeth and crowns attached to one or both sides. The prosthetic is custom-made to ensure it fits comfortably and offers a lifelike appearance. We place the crown portions on the abutment teeth, the ones on each side of the gap that we remove structure from. Your bridge can stay in place for 10 to 15 years on average.
Dental implants offer the most lifelike option for replacing missing teeth. We actually insert an implant post directly into the jawbone, where it acts as a new root. Once it bonds with the jaw we add an abutment and a crown to accept your new tooth. These can last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime in some cases!
If you have severe tooth loss, we could extract the last few to pave the way for a complete set of dentures. Our custom dentures look natural and provide a durable chewing surface. They can be removable, or secured with multiple dental implants for a longer lasting and more durable option. We will help choose the best option for your smile, and dentures can restore your ability to eat your favorite foods again and smile with confidence.
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty once again.
Talk to Your Virginia Beach, VA, Dentist About Restorative Dentistry
With durable and lifelike dental repair, we can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty. You can smile without hesitation again! Call Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA at 757-428-7440 to schedule an appointment for your family soon!